I was so excited when the folks from My Stars asked if I wanted to contribute a quilt to their new Optical Illusions book. This book is full of amazing designs that really make you look twice. They are all so fun!!!
I love designing quilts and when I started thinking of optical illusions I was reminded of the illusion of windmills moving forward as well as around that I saw on one of our family trips. Old Dutch is my version of that illusion and I just love the way it turned out. The windmills really do seem to move out of the quilt ;)
When it came time to quilt this, I decided to do a large spiral moving out from the center. I really think it added to the overall movement I was trying to create in the illusion. I always think it is fun to quilt this design, and made a giant swirl video tutorial of how I quilt this design, just in case you want to try it out ;)
I am so excited to finally get to share Old Dutch with you and hope you like it as much as I do ;)
I have two wonderful friends guest blogging about Old Dutch and Optical Illusions today as well. So please be sure to pop on over and check out Daniar from Fat Quarter Shop and Lynne from Lily Quilts posts as well (and they have giveaways too!!)
And of course, there is a giveaway here too!!! I used an Oakshott Cotton Italy Bundle to create Old Dutch and Oakshott Cottons has graciously provided a brand new Autumn Oakshott Bundle for one lucky reader!!!
To be entered to win this gorgeous bundle, simply leave a comment at the end of this post telling me what your favorite thing about Autumn is.
One entry per person please. International Entries are welcome. Giveaway will end at 8 am Monday morning (November 10th) and I will announce a winner shortly after.
And be sure to follow along with the rest of the blog hop!!! There are lots of amazing quilts that will be shared over the coming days and inspiration galore ;) And of course, there will be lots of prizes along the way :)
That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!